Tag: Tai Chi

Tai Chi – The perfect exercise as we age

Ken Emerson Tai Chi, which has grown in popularity throughout the world, is typified by slow, deliberate repetitive movements and is based on coordination and relaxation rather than muscular tension. It is believed that focusing the mind solely on the movements helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity. In recent years…

Try Tai Chi

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is a classical Chinese exercise of up to 108 rhythmical movements that benefit the heart, tone the muscles, improve balance and coordination, loosen the joints and bring the mind and body into harmony. It is one of the most recommended exercise methods for people as we age since it is not…

Changes to the Tai Chi schedule

Carol Emerson Beginning March 1, the schedule for Tai Chi classes will change. There will be one beginning class, one intermediate and one advanced class each week, all on the weekend. We hope you will be able to take advantage of this wonderful way to keep fit. Tai Chi has always been a key component…

3 levels of Tai Chi classes

What is Tai Chi? Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art practiced as a series of individual movements flowing smoothly from one to another in sequence. It is practiced primarily for health and wellbeing with major benefits being enhanced balance and fall prevention. By practicing Tai Chi, the body becomes stronger and more supple…

Is Tai Chi for me?

You probably have heard all the raves about how great Tai Chi can be for our health and well-being but you may not be sure it would really suit your personality, physical abilities or interests. Here are some guidelines to help you decide. Tai Chi might be for you: 1. If you want to work…

The many benefits of Tai Chi

Carol Emerson Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese martial art dating back to the twelfth century. Over the years it has been found to be an excellent way to improve and maintain both physical and emotional health. It is also a wonderful way to build strength and balance while alleviating stress and anxiety. Some of…

New Tai Chi schedule

Carol Emerson We have made some changes to the Tai Chi class schedule which include moving all of the classes to HOA 1 and taking a bit of a vacation during the month of August. Also, starting in September, we are replacing the Thursday beginning class with one on Sunday to accommodate people who work.…